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Make an Informed Vaccine Decision for the Health of Your Child: A Parent's Guide to Childhood Shots Paperback – June 1, 2010
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"A comprehensive research-based review for parents wanting to hear the untold story about vaccines. Thank you for this reputable resource; I will continually recommend this book to parents and healthcare professionals alike." --Susan McCreadie, MD, Board Certified Pediatrician
"An absolute MUST READ for medical professionals and motivated laypeople seeking facts and proper guidance, not more political policy masquerading as scientific truth." --Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD, Cardiology and Internal Medicine
"As a medical doctor, I learned a lot from this book and wholeheartedly recommend it to both professionals and laypeople. It is well researched with extensive references." --Gary G. Kohls, MD, Family Medicine
"The most honest, comprehensive, and informative book ever written on this troubling topic." --Keith Scott-Mumby, MD, MB ChB, PhD
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I found this book to be one of the most informative books on vaccines, alongside The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child (Sears Parenting Library) by Robert Sears. I recommend buying both. This book is very well documented and references scientific evidence, studies and publications of the medical field at the end of each chapter that support its findings. This is one of the few vaccines books that focuses on scientific evidence from the established traditional medical field, as opposed to others that are full of stories and quotes from family members of vaccinated children (which though impressive do not amount to scientific evidence), or others that focus on alternative medicine and present it as better in all regards to traditional medicine (and thus ignore the weight of evidence in traditional medicine itself of vaccine effects, and the worth of traditional medicine methods in general). This book is for the person that wants solid, informed, documented, scientific evidence of the effect of vaccines, knowing that either by vaccinating or not vaccinating, a risk is still taken: either the risk of contacting the disease, or the risk of suffering the adverse effects of the vaccine. The book presents the evidence of which of the two risks is greater for each individual vaccine. The book is written in everyday plain English, easy to understand.
I love this quote from Dr. Eisenstein's introduction: As parents, all of us are concerned about our children and grandchildren. We want to do what's absolutely in their best interest. However, the right course of action is not always clear. Is the industry mantra - that vaccine benefits outweigh risks - an established fact or merely an effective marketing tool? After reading this book, I believe you will be more qualified to Make an Informed Vaccine Decision for the Health of Your Child.
When I look at the citations as a whole, I get the impression that he dug up everything and anything he could to use as an endnote, not unlike something I used to do while writing term papers the night before they were due. But if this is the author's best work, I am unimpressed. So far, I have only gotten through polio and influenza because I am actually looking up a good chunk of his sources, and I'm finding that the link between the citation and whatever point he is making is oftentimes tenuous at best. I have extremely limited training in evaluating research and I can see it. For example, he cited the drug manufacturer's label to say that 84% of children have antibodies after their second dose of the polio vaccine, but I could not find that statistic anywhere on the label. The way I read the label, the actual figure was somewhere between 95-100%. Don't know what happened there, but it left me uneasy.Read more ›
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I really like this book because it shares info for both the vaccines and reactions, its not just against vaccines!Published 23 days ago by Mgilbert516
I would be careful of anything written by this author who has been shown to use unproven and harmful treatments. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cree Tickle Thynker
PLEASE google "mayer eisenstein quack" and get the background on this fear-monger.Published 3 months ago by Skylane
I purchased this book while I was writing a research paper on childhood vaccines. This book was very informative and easy to understand. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kristi
Amazing book! All parents should read this! Ive done a lot of research on vaccine safety, yet thisbook informed me of so much more!Published 9 months ago by hb415